Physical or Virtualized Data Marts?

  Data marts and data warehouses have served the business users’ requirements for a long time, but in today’s agile world, business users cannot wait for the data to be …

Intelligent Healthcare

So, your employer, ABC Healthcare Provider Company, has rolled out new initiatives for 2018 and those include big investments in big data and implementation of latest and greatest tools for …

Big Data is Watching You

Anne shares her experience in a Facebook group of like-minded individuals. She feels violated and needs to express herself, and it shows; her writing is angry and resentful. Hundreds of …

Big Data Requires Big Talent

              Once upon a time, the IT industry was fighting with a “Talent Crunch.” It couldn’t find enough people to hire, so the talent …

GDI eNews: Happy Holidays!

Catch up on the latest news in Business Intelligence and see what’s happening with GDI here. Happy Holidays to you from all of us here at GDI!

GDI eNews: November 2017

GDI is currently celebrating our 25th year in business. In the past 25 years, we have become forward-thinkers and have learned to embrace change! In honor of our 25th year, we are collecting stories from consultants, …

Business Intelligence Tools Go to University

Business intelligence and universities may not seem like a right combination to explore – after all universities are not businesses, right? However, the higher education market has become fiercely competitive. …

Self Service BI is Heating Up

Over the past several years, businesses have increasingly adopted self-service business intelligence (BI). In its November 2016 “Self-Service BI Market – Global Forecast to 2021” report, Research and Markets forecast …

It’s All In The Attitude!!

  Objectivity and subjectivity, like Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, have existed at opposite ends of the spectrum and are as different as the poles in which they reside. They …

Why Did We Leave?

  Rules, whether formally sanctioned or informally understood, serve to keep the day-to-day behavioral interactions on an even platform without being, completely, restrictive of human creativity. The idea being to …

Leadership by Way of Inheritance

  Far be it for anyone to conclude that leadership is a perfectly ordained process in which style, substance and circumstance synchronize to form a finely pitched symphony on its …

True Value

    Job Satisfaction, Productivity, Performance Outcomes are a few of several terms that are bandied about as measures to help determine the behavioral connection between completed tasks and organizational …

Leaders Sculpt the Future

    If you’ve ever tried to sculpt a clay figure in the middle of a fog, then you have the unique insights necessary for understanding the role of business …

How to Grow Your Personal Brand Online

  In its beginning stages, social media was widely perceived by employers as a distraction from productivity. So much so that companies used to deny employees access to sites such as …

From Micro-Managing to Coaching

  The business world is flatter, spins faster, peaks quickly, dives sharply and reinvents itself without the benefit of a sleep cycle. When the dust from all this fractured refiguring …

The Greater Pressure

By Guest Blogger, Dr. Lee Meadows Organizational cultures are, in most cases, a tightly woven fabric in which both design and style come together to provide a picture in which …

It’s the Skills, not the Labor!

  By Guest Blogger, Dr. Lee Meadows Inaccurate messaging, like locusts, grows in direct proportion to the amount of weeds available to feed upon. Within the world of talent acquisition, …

Sitting Around Making Up Stuff!

  By Guest Blogger, Dr. Lee Meadows    I was challenging my mind by tuning into an old episode of ‘The Big Valley’ (I don’t expect many of you to …

Paying the Cost to Be the Boss

By Guest Blogger, Dr. Lee Meadows “It’s not fair, Dr. Meadows!” Emilia Curry said as she slid onto the opposite bench seat in the booth where I had just crushed …

The Intangible Element of Being

By Guest Blogger, Dr. Lee Meadows  Ever since the great employee free fall of the 1980’s in which terms like ‘downsizing’, ‘restructuring’, ‘right sizing’ and ‘reengineering’ became object descriptions for …